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...really worried.....have wet bed twice

(26 Posts)
Vembaraased Fri 10-Jul-09 14:14:06

God this is embarrassing blush

I have wet the bed twice in the last 3 weeks, I dont know why.

I have NEVER had a problem or issue like this and I am humiliated.

The only thing I can possibly relate to it is I hurt my lower back 3 weeks ago and its still not 100% right. A week after I hurt it (carrying an object to heavy) I woke at about 3am wetting myself - I ran to the toilet and finished but had soaked myself and bed and had to wake DH so I could change the bed. I found it so humiliating but DH said not to worry maybe just a one of (I was dreaming I was on the loo!!!)

I left it as a freak accident and stopped worrying.

I woke at 4am this morning and was soaked through blush blush no dream that I can remember this time just had wet the bed.

I have looked on the internet and the only thing I can find is stress incontinence but I am not stressed about anything at all. I dont have a problem during the day and go as normal.

ANY ADVICE APPRECIATED

FaintlyMacabre Fri 10-Jul-09 14:17:27

Go to your GP. Could be an infection, could be related to your back injury, could be just too much to drink before bed combined with unusually deep sleep. But incontinence of urine + back injury = trip to the doctors!

FigmentOfYourImagination Fri 10-Jul-09 14:17:53

Stress incontinence doesn't mean stress in the "I'm stressed at work" sense.

There are 2 types of incontinence - URGE incontinence and STRESS incontinence.

Urge is when you get no warning and have to go NOW !

Stress is when you leak urine when coughing/sneezing/laughing/jumping on trampoline etc.

Have you got any pain on urinating ? Bladder infections ?

Vembaraased Fri 10-Jul-09 14:19:02

Thats what I was thinking, I wasnt sure if the back injury could be related but it seemed a bit of a coincidence. After the first time I thought it was one off deep sleep/to much water but now its happened again I am really worried.

FigmentOfYourImagination Fri 10-Jul-09 14:19:36

I would second the GP advice.

weegiemum Fri 10-Jul-09 14:21:01

You could try phoning the surgery now and seeing if you can get an appointment for this afternoon as an emergency. Its probably not, but it is worth getting checked out.

Vembaraased Fri 10-Jul-09 14:21:26

figment - I thought it meant it was to do with stress blush!!!!
no other symptoms or infections that I know of just a pain where I had hurt my back to the left of my coccyx

morningpaper Fri 10-Jul-09 14:21:26

Any change in sleep pattern? Children sleeping better...?

Are you in PAIN from your back still? Taking any medication?

PrettyCandles Fri 10-Jul-09 14:23:11

You must go to the dr asap. This could be a sign of an infection - even if you cannot feel anything - or it could be related to the back injury, or it could even be simply that your pelvic floor has for some reason weakend and needs exercise. Whatever the cause, it is almost certainly treatable.

(I feel for you. When dd was about 1m old, I suddenly lost control of my bladder in Sainsburys. Completely.)

Vembaraased Fri 10-Jul-09 14:23:47

morningpaper...no change in sleeping pattern for me or DD. My back is lots better but just a pain in one small area when I cough/turn/lift leg. I could hardly move when I first hurt it. Was using a pain relief gel and heat pads but not used anything for over a week now and no medication

nellie12 Fri 10-Jul-09 14:24:00

another one for an urgent gp appointment if you have linked it to hurting your back. Please dont leave it.

StealthPolarBear Fri 10-Jul-09 14:24:51

you poor thing - go and get it sorted! If you weren't stressed before you are now

Vembaraased Fri 10-Jul-09 14:25:29

OMG prettycandles that must have been humiliating. I am petrified now that I will just randomly pee myself blush

FigmentOfYourImagination Fri 10-Jul-09 14:30:26

Pop and see your GP smile, you will prob be asked to provide a urine sample so maybe best to pick up a sample pot from the pharmacy/GP surgery beforehand, that way you can go in fully armed and they can test it there and then

PrettyCandles Fri 10-Jul-09 14:31:02

Oh god no! I didn't mean to scare you, but to show you that you're not alone. It only happened the once, and the gp was certain it was a consequence of having just given birth - and advised me to work very hard on my pelvic floor exercises.

Vembaraased Fri 10-Jul-09 14:37:57

Have made a GP appt for next week......I will take a sample with me. thanks for the advice.

jarbelle Fri 10-Jul-09 16:15:02

Kidney infection - I have done this with them.

However, I do know my mum has hurt her back recently lifting something too heavy and trapping siatic nerve. She has been told if she is having problems going to the toilet - either not being able to or spontaneously to contact the gp asap

Claire2009 Fri 10-Jul-09 16:18:39

I had similar, I pee'd myself most days blush so wasn't going v far, at the time lots was going on and i was v v stressed, I went to the Gp who examined me, and my urine, and I had to do a diary of when it was worse.

The stress went shortly after, and so did the incontinence,I've not had a problem since.

StealthPolarBear Sat 11-Jul-09 08:06:54

How are you doing V? When is your appointment next week?

Sugarmagnolia Sat 11-Jul-09 08:09:13

lower back pain + wetting = kidney problem?

good luck at GP

Vembaraased Sat 11-Jul-09 21:45:54

thanks for the responses.
stealthpolarbear- I had an appointment for Friday, but I will call Monday morning and try to get a same day. I am a bit worried ao would like at resolved quickly!

ohbabygivemeonemorechance Sat 11-Jul-09 22:44:19

Just wondering~ can you feel normal sensation in your lower body[from where your injury was] and legs,also normal urge/warning to pass urine/open bowels?
How did you hurt your back?

StealthPolarBear Mon 13-Jul-09 12:48:03

Hope you managed to get one and everything is OK

Vembaraased Mon 13-Jul-09 13:21:45

Hi thanks for asking stealthpolarbear. I saw my GP this morning, I took a urine sample with me. She didnt seem concerned at all about my back pain and never examined me/my back. There was blood in my urine which she has sent of for further tests. She has booked me in to see a different doctor next week for blood tests and discussion (cant see why she didnt take blood today hmm) she gave me a prescription for antibiotics and suggested I start them now or said I could wait for the urine sample to come back then take them. I dont feel comfortable taking them yet though because on reading the leaflet it says not to use if you have problems with your kidneys........I dont know for sure there isnt anything wrong and feel a bit angry that she didnt really focus on my back pain at all. She sis keep asking if my DH had noticed if I was fitting/jerking at night in my sleep hmm. Anyway hoping it is just an infection and nothing more sinister. Thanks for asking after me.

sorry ohbaby only noticed your question to me, Yes everything seems normal other than the 2 incidents. I hurt my back carrying 2 stone in a backpack...I overdid it and went on a 4 mile hike when my back was already sore from previous days hike.

asteamedpoater Mon 13-Jul-09 13:37:27

In case it is a bladder infection, make sure you keep really well hydrated - this helps wash out the bacteria, because you have to pee more often (don't, whatever you do, drink less for fear of wetting yourself!!!!!). Unsweetened cranberry juice is also supposed to help with bladder infections. Bladder infections may not be too serious, but they can become very serious indeed if they do spread to the kidneys.

Good luck! I hope it does just turn out to be a bladder infection.

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